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  • Tears

    Write about what makes you cry. If it's a certain movie or just a genre of movies or if you have a list of movies that make you cry, than that's your entry. Describe the movie and what it's about, why you cry; genre-wise, what the genre is and why it makes you cry. If it's a list, ...

    • Author: Racing
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Best Series Challenge

    Ok. When it comes down to it; you know what your best series are. Even if they're finished. Especially if they weren't finished. Look through your stories and post the first ficly in your best series into this challenge. If you have 2 best series you can enter two. But no more. ...

  • Pendle Anniversary

    Lower Black Moss Trawden Forest Alizon Device Elizabeth Southerns Demdike Alice Nutter John Law Anne Whittle Malkin Tower Anne Redferne Alice Grey

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Here's Some Inspiration!

    We've all been victims to the dreaded wall of writer's block. This challenge celebrates glorifying/sucking out some art juice from another's piece of work. Specifically, for this challenge let's use visual art! Rule 1) Don't refresh the page for new images. Choose one from the firs...

  • Twitter Challenge

    Your challenge: Write something epic...in 140 characters or less (as an example, I defined the challenge within these parameters). Go forth!

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • What's your saddest story to tell, Traveler?

    We've all got a good tragedy, be it real or fictional, hiding within the depths of our minds. My question is, what's yours? Is it a lost love or family member? Loss of a dream? Maybe something you've done? *Stipulations:* -1st person is preferred. Not exactly necessary, but I get ...

  • ...And they lived happily ever after

    I want a happy ending, can you give it to me? Can you give me two, three, a group of 'strangers' who all get it? Together, not together, somehow intertwined in life? I just want the ending to make a smile, to cause happiness, to make everything right in the world. You have 1024 c...

    • Author: JC Tovil
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • The man, the markt, and the murder of the masscaraide melodrama

    So, you feeling.. Reconnaissancey? Good, then you already have an advantage. Ok, so, I'm starting a series that I may turn into a book. (No promises) But, If I do, everyone who participates will get full credit. I am a Micky of my word.. Ok, I'm gonna write an entry ...

    • Author: Riley
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • One's Trash, Another's Treasure: Context and Perspective

    One character values something that another or that others feel is worthless, or vice versa. What is the context in which the one character either values or derides the object or idea? It's more than a disagreement; it becomes a conflict. Tell us the story and help us to understand t...

  • In the Life of...

    Ok so you just found out that you have switched bodies and lives of someone. It could be a person that you hate er.. strongly dislike, your mommy or daddy. Anyone! Explain everything that happens. What are your thoughts right now? Ok. You can start now.

  • Sword of the Spirit Challenge

    Make a sword that totally describes you. Describe color, power texture everything. A challenge in one sentence. Neat huh? ;D

  • What Happens Next? (Sci-fi)

    Here's a challenge that should seem simple enough. All you have to do is essentially sequel the following story: http://ficly.com/stories/21154 The person that writes the best sequel, the person that writes _what happens next_, will win this challenge. However, please note that...

  • A sad truth.

    The world of men is hard, cold place. It is a place where the mind rules and laws bind. Magic has left this world. Tell me how. Tell me why.

    • Author: Silven
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Half Lives

    My favorite movie of all time is _Cloud Atlas_ and it entertains the idea of reincarnation. Entries are limitless, but here are your requirements: 1) Must include a character (the character can be based off of anyone--you're aunt, hairdresser, favorite fictional character, least fa...

  • The Official Naughty Limerick Challenge

    Limericks are fun. Even more fun are naughty ones. You know what I'm talkin' about. Write one!

    • Author: Jay
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Carrying A Baby On My Back Challenge

    There is nothing more epic than carrying a baby on your back. Nothing. -Sacagawea- Can't spell her name. xD She carried a baby on her back and that baby is on the american gold dollar. All truly epic heroes have carried a baby on there back at one point. Write a story about a ...

  • It's Wednesday

    Wednesday is the hardest day of the week. On Monday, you're fresh from the weekend. On Tuesday, you've only had to deal with one day. Friday is practically the weekend, and Thursday is Friday Eve. And that leaves Wednesday. So write a story that ends with the words "It's Wedne...

    • Author: suncrush
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • Blind Fools

    Ohgodohgodohgodohgod! This is great story fodder: http://www.startribune.com/sports/preps/135671328.html Simply put, during a school assembly, students are lined up and blindfolded. Then they have to guess who's kissing them. Last year it was fellow students and only pecks on ...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • To the Depths!

    One of my favorite horror stories is H.P. Lovecraft's short story, "The Temple" http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/thetemple.htm My challenge to you is to write a Ficly that takes place in a submarine (or other underwater habitat). Style and genre are up to you. As always ...

  • Can't let you write that, Ficly!

    Alright. Here we go. There's plenty of challenges telling you what you can write, and what subjects you should write about. However, I'm here to tell you that you cannot use the words "the," "it," or "and." Any of them. Outlawed. Gone. Disappeared. Any story matter welcome. ...

    • Author: Sam Ervin
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • The Augmented Fourth

    Musical Ficlyists amongst us may or may not know that the augmented fourth (or diminished fifth) is sometimes known as "The Devil's Chord". For reasons beyond musical knowledge, or at least my researching ability, a gap of three tones produces the most terrifying and dreadful sing...

  • Greatest Un-Gift

    Sometimes not getting what you want is the greatest gift. Ponder that for a bit and then.. ..tell me a tale about someone being denied what they think they want, and finding out their life was better for having not received it. You have until after the New Year because we'll...

  • Wordiness is bliss.

    As writers, either professionally or recreationally, we must have a firm and unique grasp of language, as well as a wide vocabulary. For this reason, I propose the following: Go to http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/archive and choose any word you want from the list. Us...

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